Unit 4 | Module 1

Considerations for Research Ethics

Having a firm grasp on research ethics is a key part of being a health professions education researcher. This module is intended to scaffold your exploration of research ethics in HPE.

TCPS2 Core Training Module

To be a Canadian researcher, one must be up-to-date and aware of good research practices. A great way to stay informed is to periodically take the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS) Ethics training module. The certificate from this module is also a requirement of of most research ethics boards in Canada (e.g. Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board requires the Principal Investigator to submit the certificate to be able to receive approval from them for your project).

Suggested Readings

  1. Jagsi R, Lehmann LS. The ethics of medical education. BMJ. 2004 Aug 5;329(7461):332-4. Read at BMJ

  2. Artino Jr AR, Driessen EW, Maggio LA. Ethical shades of gray: international frequency of scientific misconduct and questionable research practices in health professions education. Academic Medicine. 2019 Jan 1;94(1):76-84. Get it Mac | Read in Academic Medicine.

  3. Maggio, L.A., Artino Jr, A.R., Picho, K. and Driessen, E.W., 2018. Are you sure you want to do that? Fostering the responsible conduct of medical education research. Academic Medicine, 2018; 93(4): 544-549. Get it Mac | Read in Academic Medicine.

  4. Maggio L, Dong T, Driessen E, Artino Jr A. Factors associated with scientific misconduct and questionable research practices in health professions education. Perspectives on medical education. 2019;8(2):74-82. Get it Mac | Read in Perspectives.

  5. Artino AR. Assessing ethical dilemmas in educational research: Does formal ethics training make a difference?. Journal of College and Character. 2007;8(5). Read in JCC.

  6. Maggio LA, Artino Jr AR, Watling CJ, Driessen EW, O'Brien BC. Exploring researchers’ perspectives on authorship decision making. Medical Education. 2019;53(12):1253-62. Get it Mac | Read in Medical Education.